Hindsight is a wonderful gift, said George Custer as he gasped his last at the Little Bighorn. It is now accepted that the bold Colonel was a bit of a tit as a military strategist, although for many years he was regarded by the history revisionists as an icon and hero who died a noble […]
Sir Alex Ferguson
Football seems to be turning more and more into an individual sport. With individual votes such as the Ballon D’or growing each year, and now the introduction of “the best FIFA” awards. Even Spain seemed to become more Ronaldo v Messi than Real v Barca at one point. Football still holds similar rules and regulations […]
Manchester United, arguably one of the greatest Premier League teams, had a challenging 2014/15 season under Louis Van Gaal. It wasn’t a completely wasted season, for the club finished fifth in the face of all those damaging odds, but the writing was on the wall for Van Gaal. Now that Jose Mourinho has taken the […]
Sir Alex Ferguson’s new autobiography was released this week which details the past 14 years of his Manchester United career. Some of the biggest talking points has been the criticism of former players Roy Keane and David Beckham. Ferguson talks about what happened in the dressing room when he kicked a boot at Beckham’s head […]
For the first time since Michael Owen, Manchester United are starting a season without a player wearing the number 7 shirt. In the end it took a neat side-step from Antonio Valencia (which is funny, ‘cus he doesn’t do that anymore) to consign the shirt to Albert Morgan’s sewing box for the foreseeable future. There […]
For the past one hundred summers (or thereabouts), the transfer window for United fans has played out like a clever analogy for unparalleled frustration; with nothing remotely central-midfieldy to celebrate. But for a club who supposedly don’t have, haven’t had, or even seemingly got all that close to buying, any one of the best central […]
Fergie broke a million hearts when he announced his retirement. A Man U without Fergie prior to last month was an unimaginable horror, right up there with the apocalypse; but a Fergie without Man U? What on earth will he do? Out of concern, and slightly out of jest, we’ve drawn up a list for […]
Taken from Sporting Index.
In his 26 years in charge of Manchester United, he’s pretty much done everything he could have achieved several times over. A total of 38 trophies, amounting to nearly three every two seasons, is pretty impressive; but the fact that they’ve won 13 Premier League crowns is even more astonishing. Their latest league win was […]
Ladbrokes has delivered a giant hairdryer to David Moyes on behalf of Sir Alex Ferguson. The hairdryer will act as a symbolic ‘baton’ as one Man United boss departs and the other starts a new dawn at Old Trafford. The hairdryer was delivered to Goodison Park before making its way to Old Trafford – paving […]
Infographic authored by insure4sport.To check out the original post, go to Farewell Fergie! Our infographic tribute.
Manchester United haven’t even lifted the trophy yet but Sir Alex Ferguson is already talking about his plans for next season. It is probably this ability to move on and look to future success which has ensured that the Scot will be remembered as the greatest manager in English football. Ferguson now has an incredible […]
With football becoming more and more of a cut throat business, lasting a year in charge of one team can be considered an unmitigated success. So, for one man to have lasted over 26 at one club is nothing short of a miracle. Sir Alex Ferguson surpassed that figure last month having taken over at […]
Following Sunday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, it emerged that the home team had made an allegation against referee Mark Clattenburg. As time went by, reports revealed that Chelsea were claiming Clattenburg called John Obi Mikel a “monkey” and Juan Mata a “Spanish twat”. However, these players didn’t hear this on […]
Nobody turns failure into fuel like Sir Alex Ferguson. His response to a trophyless season is usually pretty uncomplicated: he just goes round collecting trophies like a giddy old broad in a supermarket sweep. Since his breakthrough in 1990, Ferguson has only failed to win something in five out of 22 seasons. His immediate response […]